Aiden Markram reached a maiden first-class double century as the 4-Day Franchise Series clash between the Titans and Knights ended in a draw.
Markram and Dean Elgar continued their brilliant start to the home side’s second innings at SuperSport Park. The right-hander soon reached his century and led the way to help build a decent lead for the Titans.
Elgar departed for 90, Neil Brand was run out for a duck and Sibonelo Makhanya struck a decent 68 but Markram stood firm to reach his 200 in style.
Heinrich Klaasen and he took the Titans to 386-3 before the captains shook hands in the changing room.
RESULT – MATCH DRAWN
There are handshakes up in the changeroom as the captains accept the draw.
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In Cape Town, persistent rain also forced an early end to the match with no action possible at all on Wednesday.
Kyle Verreynne’s 216 guided the hosts to a massive 513-6 in their first innings before the Warriors reached 259-9 at the close of play on day three.
The Dolphins, however, pulled off a brilliant victory over the Lions in Johannesburg. The Lions started the day on 21-1, chasing a target of 249 for victory.
Keshav Maharaj, though, spun the visitors to an impressive 86-run win, claiming figures of 7-48 to help dismiss the Lions for only 161.